May 19th, 2019

eurydice - mrs harris: mangofandango

I will sleep when I die

After working myself to death this past week, I'm now fighting a cold. My throat has been sore all day. I really don't need this right now.

On Friday, I had my interview about directing the first play of the 2019/20 season of the community theater I did the festival with. I'm supposed to know by Wednesday who's going to get it. I'm not holding my breath. There are five people interested, two of whom have amazing credentials but were lax about getting their interview scheduled at that point. One other is someone well known to the board. If I do manage to squeak in and get it, it will only be as co-directing, I'm pretty sure. I said I was more than happy to do that, which as it turns out, the other someone said as well. He is an absolutely lovely man who was so nice to me during the festival. I would love to be able to co-direct with him. I think we'd be pretty compatible.

Today was a long drive to Sacramento to hit David's Bridal with Alicia. She still didn't have her bridesmaid dress picked out for the wedding in July, and ordering online from them had proven disastrous while she was in DC. Lucky for us, we found three different dresses that would work, all of which could be ordered in time in the right color. The one we ended up getting was not one that had been on her radar, but the salesgirl said, "Let me just get it for you to try. You'll be surprised at how much it looks better on than hanging on the rack." And she was right. Alicia looked great in it. Even better, she felt comfortable and confident. So that is now all done, thank god.

I'm throwing a small graduation party next Saturday. R, the oldest daughter of the family we always have Thanksgiving with, has been living with us since last September as she finishes up nursing school. She'd been living at home, but her dad got a new job down in SoCal so we offered to let her stay with us so she didn't have to go through the hassle of transferring. She's also the one getting married in July, so I knew she didn't have a lot of energy or time to deal with anything for graduation. It's very intimate, only 15-20 people, so I'm just making lasagna and serving a few sides with it, and ordering a cake. I need to get the house ready this week for her family since they'll be staying the weekend with us instead of staying at a hotel.

I survived my posting day at Seasonal Spuffy, though my story is still a WIP. I feel pretty good about that, but now that the crunch is over, I need to start working on other projects that are due. I'm thinking I will write one chapter for that, and then work on one of my Fandom Trumps Hate stories concurrently. Then when I finish the SS story, I can go on to finish Razing the Veil over at EF. I will have written a lot of new fic this year by the time it's over.